Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Announcements for Week Ending February 21, 2010


Ash Wednesday Services
  • 9:40 a.m. Upper School Ash Wednesday Liturgy
  • 12:10 p.m. Ash Wednesday Liturgy
  • 7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Liturgy
When we receive ashes on our foreheads, we remember who we are. We remember that we are creatures of the earth (“Remember that you are dust”).

We remember that we are mortal beings (“and dust you will return”). We remember that we were baptized. We remember that we are people on a journey of conversion (“Turn away from sin and be faithful to the gospel”). We remember that we are members of the body of Christ (and that smudge on our foreheads will proclaim that identity to others, too).

May our worship and prayer and penitence this day be sustained throughout these 40 days of Lent and bring us refreshed and renewed to the celebration of Christ’s resurrection at Easter.


VESTRY MEETING THIS Saturday, February 20th beginning with Mass at 8:30am and then moving to the Parish Center for the meeting. All parishioners are invited to attend this important parish function.

DEADLINE FOR MARCH MESSENGER IS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH. PLEASE SUBMIT TO: church@stmichael.net or simply submit to the church office.

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER ~ February 16 ~ 5:30 – 7pm. Cooking and clean-up help gladly accepted. Donations of juice, fruit, syrup and sausage etc. also will be gratefully received. Sign up sheets available in back of church.

February 21 – Social Action Committee regular monthly meeting in the Womble Library – follows 10:15 AM Mass. Everyone is welcome, with a voice and a vote. Your ideas are important, and welcomed. Meeting begins PROMPTLY at 10 minutes after the end of the postlude. We’ll have extra coffee and a few treats in the room. Agenda items: contact Peggy Van Norman. We’ll need to talk about funds (the fiscal cupboard is bare), local needs, and upcoming commitments (TIHAN meal costs, sending parish children to Chapel Rock camp who might not be able to go otherwise).

Barnabas Friendship Fellowship Luncheon – Monday February 22 at 11:30 AM. Catered by Enjoy Cooking. Delicious food, great fellowship and warm friends. Only $10.00 person. Reservation sheet in the back of church.

Angel Food Candy is running out! - There are only a few boxes OF Angel Food Candy remaining. Just stop by the church office for your Angel Food. Think Valentine's Day! Share the goodness and sweetness of St. Michael and All Angels Church.